Senior Manager - Utilities - Grid Modernization at West Monroe

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Ready to thrive in the next step on your career journey?

We are looking for a Senior Manager, specializing in Customer Information Systemsto join our Energy and Utilities Practice in our Chicago office.  We are looking for an individual with strong Utilities industry consulting and/or project management skills to solve problems for, and form relationships with, our utility clients. You thrive on working on a small, close-knit team; both on client site and in our office to build our fantastic “people first” culture.

What will you be doing?

Client Delivery:

  • Establish and/or lead a program management office (PMO) for utility clients undertaking complex, transformational programs.
  • Acts as or supports the Project Manager in developing project plans, milestones, estimates, and structure on large engagements.
  • Lead business process workshops with client personnel to develop business process documentation deliverables including requirements, process maps and key performance indicators for smart grid related processes (e.g. meter-to-cash).
  • Perform change management assessments for utility clients that are planning or implementing large transformational programs related to smart meters and/or smart grid including training, organizational design, and communications elements.
  • Manage and/or participate in a team of software/solution implementation, systems integration, and business consultants.
  • Contribute to the Energy & Utilities Smart Grid consulting practice (methodologies, service offerings, team development), and drive best practice behaviors into the organization.

Practice Development:

  • Be able to contribute to the developing and growing WMP's Chicago office from a business development, Energy and Utilities practice and culture perspective.
  • Promote thought leadership in emerging technologies from partnerships to go-to-market offerings, to strategy, to design and implementation.

Business Development:

  • Understand business needs and requirements and help turn those goals into concrete projects and detailed proposals.
  • Contribute to business development process as an emerging technologies subject matter expert.
  • Creating work plans, pricing estimates, and risk assessments for prospects.
  • Actively build a professional network and affiliate network in the local community.

We need someone who can bring the following to the table:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Management Information Systems or Business preferred, or equivalent experience required
  • Master’s Degree in Business, Engineering, or Management Information Systems preferred
  • Ability to Travel Monday - Thursday (weekly) up to 75%
  • 12-20 years of work experience with ideally minimum five years of professional services consulting experience
  • Minimum 10+ years of work experience within the Energy & Utilities industry
  • Demonstrated expertise within Business Process Optimization (BPO) and Organizational Change Management (OCM) functional areas
  • Prior experience managing a team of professional services consultants in a project environment
  • Mature project management and consulting skills; writing and presentation of business solutions

Ready to get started? Join our team and make an impact.

At West Monroe, our people are our business.

We pride ourselves on bringing a different mindset to consulting—and that takes a different approach: highly collaborative, flexible, and tenacious.

Our people-first culture is core to our identity. It’s something we care about, and something we strive to enrich and preserve. No hierarchies. No siloes. No egos. Just smart ideas, unique perspectives, and the drive to make an impact for our clients.

We also know that the best outcomes for both our people and our clients result from including diverse perspectives at the table. That’s why inclusion & diversity is one of our core values.

Every day our clients rely on us to help them tackle their greatest challenges, by strategically deploying technology through a business-focused and industry-specific lens. We bring together both the right knowledge and the right approach, so that they can capitalize on opportunities and deliver real results. That takes the right team. And that’s where you come in.

West Monroe Partners is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer 
We believe in treating each employee and applicant for employment fairly and with dignity. We base our employment decisions on merit, experience, and potential, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. To learn more about inclusion and diversity at West Monroe, visit www.westmonroe.com/inclusion.

If you are based in California, we encourage you to read West Monroe’s Notice at Collection for California residents, provided pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and linked here. 

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Location

Chicago is our headquarters, our largest office, and where it all started. Located in the Loop, you’ll find representation across all practices and industries. As our first office, Chicago remains one of the firm’s main hubs for technology and innovation, relying on top talent from the area.

An Insider's view of West Monroe

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

West Monroe's collaborative culture allows you to grow professionally by working across practices, industries and offices - all while creating value for the client.

Kirsten

Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions

What makes someone successful on your team?

If you refuse to shy away from a challenge and enjoy working with an intelligent group of people that genuinely care about those around them, your success will be imminent at West Monroe.

Adam

Manager, Technology

What are West Monroe Perks + Benefits

West Monroe Benefits Overview

Choosing where to build your career is an important decision. Should you choose to build it with West Monroe, we take that commitment seriously.

We believe that when people get the support they need to thrive, they care more, do more, and achieve more. In fact, that’s our whole business strategy. So we strive to provide a total rewards model that illustrates our commitment to our people and their growth, creating value today, tomorrow, and well into the future. We invest in you through an attractive package of rewards that promotes your health and well-being, your financial future, your development, and your satisfaction and enjoyment at work.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Chiefs Program allows any employee to create a CXO (Chief “Something” Officer) role that is outside of their daily client service role such as Chief Outdoor Officer or Chief Snack Officer.
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
West Monroe has six ERGs: Black Employee Network, Interfaith, Pan-Asian Network, SOMOS, WMPride, and Women's Leadership Network.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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